Adventurous Aging in Pictures


If a picture is worth a thousand words, this could be a book called “Aging with Attitude.” We scoured Pinterest for images of older people having a blast, being creative and doing exactly what they feel like doing, like….


Riding a skateboard around town

This professor  became an internet sensation when he discovered skateboarding.  It’s inexpensive, portable, environmentally friendly, aids in maintaining balance….and looks so darned cool.  #seniorskateboarders


Taking up ballet dancing

It’s never too late to learn something new, like this former WWII POW John Lowe, who took up ballet at 79 after seeing a granddaughter’s recital and earned a spot on a #ballet Pinterest page.


Dressing for fun

Here’s 91-year-old Illona Royce Smithkin, an artist who makes her own red eyelashes, amping up the glitz factor. For more examples to inspire you to let loose your inner glamour girl; just visit Senior Planet’s Senior Style Pinterest board.

Getting a tattoo

Inked Rebel Helen Lambin got her first (of 50) tattoos in her 70s; she now calls them ‘”a bridge to others,” because so many people of all ages stop her in the street to chat about them. She’s got plenty of company—just enter “tattooed seniors” in the Pinterest search bar  and you’ll see. (Read Senior Planet’s interview with Lambin here.

(New to Pinterest? To learn more, read  “How to Use Pinterest: 4 Tips for Getting Started” on Senior Planet.)

It’s never too late to try something new, learn something new, or just stop caring what others might think as long as you follow your star.  Now that’s Aging with Attitude!

What do you do to age adventurously? Let us know in the comments!


Photo courtesy of Ari Seth Cohen.




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